Monday, January 23, 2012

On the road again

As many of our family and friends know, Jeff is currently in the process of interviewing for fellowships! It's crazy to think that we have finally made it to this point and only have a year and a half left for his residency and my grad school here in Nola! Jeff has been on 4 interviews so far and I thought I'd share some pictures...

First was Minneapolis and I was able to tag along.  The program is called TRIA and don't ask me what that stands for!  The building was beautiful and they took all the applicants to a Timberwolves basketball game the night before the interview.  I was pleasantly surprised with all the great shopping and cute suburbs! I don't have pictures of the Orthopaedic building, but did snap some pics of my shopping excursion:

Theme park inside the mall

Next was Gulf Breeze, FL (The Andrews Research Education Institute or AREI for short) which Jeff described as looking like an all-inclusive resort.  Jeff sent me some iPhone pics of these next 3 programs since I wasn't able to go.

Just a waterfall in the lobby.  No big deal.

This program makes a killing, can you tell?

Immediately after the Gulf Breeze interview, Jeff had to drive up to Birmingham.  The Birmingham program just so happens to be affiliated with the one in Gulf Breeze (American Sports Medicine Institute or ASMI).  Cool fact: they did Drew Brees' shoulder surgery before he signed with the Saints!

Some pictures of the Birmingham program:

Drew Brees!

Both Gulf Breeze and Birmingham had jerseys lining the walls of all the athletes they've treated.

Finally,  Jeff flew out this past Sunday morning to go to Houston.  It used to be one big program, but recently split so Jeff was able to interview for both at the same time- The Methodist Hospital and Baylor/UT Houston.  Sunday afternoon they took all the applicants to all the major sports stadiums they work with before interviews today:



The massive Houston medical center
Reliant Stadium

Texans locker room in Reliant Stadium

Jeff standing on the field in the Astros stadium

Applicant with one of the basketball players' crutch

Houston Rockets locker room

View from the clinic window- not too shabby!

Jeff said that he really liked all the programs for different reasons so I'm sure this will make for a difficult time making his rank list!  Next up, Jackson...

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